This weekend has no doubt served to equip us to be better teens, college students, young adults, singles, parents, members, elders, preachers, servants, and aging Christians. Such great speakers and subjects have helped us to grow in Christ and build a better spiritual future. At Lehman Avenue, we are trying to equip ourselves through several specific opportunities. With Western Kentucky University here in town, we have actively sought to minister to them and grow their faith. This is a significant part of David Chang’s work with us.
We also have sought to grow our ability to evangelize through local outreach, build a closer church family, more actively support our various mission works, take advantage of the various means of media communication and technology, plan sufficiently for a move to our new property on Cumberland Trace Road, and greatly strengthen our Bible school program.
The Equipped workshop has sought to minister to the different demographics listed above, but none are more special and important than our Bible class teachers and our Bible students. The elders want to equip our teachers and provide that opportunity for all our guests today to grow in this eternally-important skill. So, from 3:00-5:00 P.M. today, we will be offering a TEACHERS WORKSHOP for those who teach all ages. John Moore will speak to those who teach teens and adults in the main auditorium. Leah Faughn will speak to ladies who teach students in grade school and Lisa Ripperton will speak to ladies who teach preschoolers. The ladies will utilize the two classrooms set up in the multipurpose room.
We encourage you to attend this workshop this afternoon. If you have never taught, have taught forever, or are at some point in between, this will be of huge benefit to you. It will also encourage our teachers tremendously, who have done countless hours of preparation for today’s event. Thank you for the incredible way you have supported the teaching of God’s Word throughout this weekend.
Remember Paul’s words: “And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:11-13).